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Sustainable vegan cheese brand introduces ‘faux-mage’ lineup

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Tokyo VEG LIFE Faux-mage is a 100% vegan cheese that launched back in April of this year. The cheese is made using completely naturally derived, domestic or organically imported ingredients, and the brand behind it is fully committed to sustainable production and delivery. Since the brand’s launch earlier this year,… Read

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Dean & Deluca’s latest drink is bursting with ALL the flavors of the season

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If the flavors on hand this autumn are just too much to take in, and you’re unsure on whether you should be pigging out on chestnut montblanc cakes, pumpkin spiced lattes or fruitilicious strawberries then worry not, as stylish grocery store brand Dean & Deluca has put together the perfect concoction of… Read

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Historic Kyoto teahouse’s ‘momiji’ matcha parfait is an autumn sight to behold for green tea fans

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Itohkyuemon is a Japanese tea specialist store founded in 1832 and based in Uji, an area of Kyoto famous for high quality tea. Their green tea expertise has helped them take the art of the matcha parfait to new heights, with gorgeous creations being released every season in their Kyoto… Read

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Humans enjoyed blue cheese and beer 2,700 years ago: study

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It's no secret that beer and cheese go hand in hand -- but a new study reveals how deep their roots run in Europe, where workers at a salt mine in Austria were gorging on both up to 2,700 years ago. Scientists made the discovery by analyzing samples of human… Read

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The final boss is ghost pepper in Domino’s Japan’s 4-level spicy Halloween pizza challenge

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Domino's Pizza Japan is offering two new pizza pies sure to make spice-lovers happy. As some of our readers may recall, last year, their Halloween Roulette Pizza was inspired by a Russian Roulette, with one extremely hot slice—spiked with oil made with Ghost Pepper, aka Bhut Jolokia—hidden in plain sight for you… Read

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This company ages your favorite liquor down on the seafloor in Shizuoka

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According to legend, a long time ago some caskets of old wine were pulled up from a ship that had been wrecked on the seafloor for quite some time. When it was opened, the liquor had somehow matured into a unique delicious tasting drink, with its bitter notes and hard… Read

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Some pharmacies in Japan now sell Yoshinoya beef bowls

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Shopping trips to the drug store usually involve things we need to buy rather than things we simply want to buy. You know, stuff like shampoo, cough drops, and prescription medicine to keep the infection from spreading where a zombie bit you while you were exploring that haunted house. And really, what’s… Read

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Starbucks Japan is a great place to go for…lasagna?!?

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Every now and again, we have to stop and remind ourselves that Starbucks’ full name is Starbucks Coffee Company, since it’s not always a craving for a cup of coffee that brings us through their doors. Especially in Japan, we’re as likely to be ordering a roasted sweet potato Frappuccino or sakura donut when we… Read

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348-year-old sake brewery’s newest creation: A special sake just to drink with ramen

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There’s room for debate as to whether or not it’s accurate to refer to sake as rice “wine,” since it’s actually brewed in a process more similar to how beer is made. That said, sake does have a culinary similarity to wine in that many connoisseurs believe good sake becomes even more… Read

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We try out a revolutionary product: long Japanese sandwich bread

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When a new invention fills a much-needed niche, we’ll often declare that it’s “the greatest thing since sliced bread”…but the sliced bread used for sandwiches itself has been pretty static for a while. Oh, sure, some bakeries will bake their loaves in interesting shapes or use food coloring to create patterns for the… Read

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